February 16, 2011 The conservative group FreedomWorks recommends a system of vouchers to replace Medicare, Medicaid and provisions of the new health law.
February 11, 2011 Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) made some comments on the limits of health care that sounded a little like remarks that got the current head of Medicare and Medicaid in hot water.
February 8, 2011 A Florida case shows that people bent on committing Medicare fraud are able to use doctors' identification numbers bilk the systems. An oversight report calls on the Medicare program to be more diligent in verifying the information.
January 25, 2011 The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds opposition to the federal health overhaul law jumped 9 percentage points, from 41 percent in December to 50 percent in January. The proportion of people favoring the law held steady at 41 percent.
January 20, 2011 Attorneys general in Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming hopped aboard a lawsuit in a federal district court in Florida. Opponents of overhaul say the newcomers reflect broad concerns about the constitutionality of the law.
January 5, 2011 Though the Obama administration recently deleted a reference in regulations to end-of-life planning during annual physicals for Medicare patients, it's still legal for physicians to talk with patients about care when faced with a terminal illness.
January 4, 2011 Even a slick dance video hasn't gotten a couple of million people to sign up for Medicare subsidy. At stake is help worth about $4,000 a year that could defray the costs of prescription drug coverage for people in strapped circumstances.
December 3, 2010 In a surprise, a survey from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission finds doctors aren't following through on threats to stop seeing Medicare patients because of possible pay cuts.
December 1, 2010 A proposal to merge Medicare's annual deductibles for hospital care and doctor visits would shift more costs to seniors. More people would be on the hook for the combined deductible. And another proposal would limit help from Medigap coverage.